UPDATE: Suspect caught after fleeing car crash near Sahali Mall in Kamloops
Howard Alexander - News Editor
A car crash at Summit Drive and Arrowstone Drive in Kamloops, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
(BRENDAN KERGIN / iNFOnews.ca)
October 27, 2016 - 10:10 AM
KAMLOOPS - An 18-year-old male is in custody after trying to evade Kamloops RCMP multiple times in a vehicle yesterday afternoon.
RCMP say officers first spotted the suspect vehicle, a red Dodge sedan, at about 2:45 p.m. on the North Shore at the 300 block of Tranquille with mismatched plates. When they attempted to stop it, the car travelled onto Overlanders Bridge heading towards the downtown core, so police called off the pursuit due to safety concerns.
The car was spotted a short time later by police stopped on Highway 1 near the Summit Drive exit and when police approached the vehicle on foot, the driver fled again, driving down the exit into Sahali, according to a RCMP media release.
Just after 3 p.m., while driving down Summit Drive the driver crashed into a black Mustang at Arrowstone Drive. Witnesses say the suspect jumped out of the Dodge before his car stopped rolling and ran through the mall parking lot.
Police with a K9 unit attended the scene and the 18-year-old male suspect was caught a short time later, police say. RCMP will likely recommend charges of flight from police, prohibited driving, no insurance and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.
The occupants of the black Mustang received minor injuries in the crash and were taken to Royal Inland Hospital for evaluation.
— This story was updated at 10:09 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 to include information from Kamloops RCMP.
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